Here are a few of the fun and free activities you can do this winter!
Ice Skating: Ice skating is free at all Department of Conservation and Recreation sponsored skating rinks in the Boston area. Here is a list of all of their locations. Other towns and communities may offer low-cost or free skating times for public skating - check with your town. You can rent skates at any rink for less than $10 if you don’t own a pair of your own. Skating rinks are often indoors, but they are still very chilly! Consider bringing a snack like this easy to make Trail Mix.
Hiking: State parks don’t close for the winter! You can still enjoy a refreshing hike with your family in the snow. Use this tool to find a state park near you. Remember to dress warmly and keep up your energy with this black bean vegetable soup recipe. We also really recommend you bring along a thermos with hot herbal tea to keep yourself toasty.
Sledding: Sleds usually cost around $10 but they can give you plenty of fun times through this winter and future ones as well. Here are a few popular sledding hills you can visit this winter.
Jamaica Plain Sugar Bowl: Jamaicaway and Perkins St., Boston, MA 02130
Quinsigamond Community College: 25 Federal Street Worcester, MA 01608
Shedd Park: 453 Rogers St. Lowell, MA 01852
Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School: 190 Surrey Rd, Springfield, MA 01118
Amherst Regional Middle School: 170 Chestnut St, Amherst, MA 01002
Kennedy Park: S Main St, Fall River MA 02724